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RAPAURA Watergardens

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Address: 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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+64 7-868 4821

A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura...

A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native trees, ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, meandering walks over lush green lawns, bridges and streams, garden sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’.

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Beautiful place to stay

We stayed there in March and although it was only for one night we thoroughly enjoyed it. Sally and Sasha had been helpful answering e-mail queries from us before our visit and... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
East Midlands
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East Midlands
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed there in March and although it was only for one night we thoroughly enjoyed it. Sally and Sasha had been helpful answering e-mail queries from us before our visit and were extremely helpful and welcoming when we arrived. They provided everything for us to BBQ a steak meal on our own patio and it couldn't have been better.... More 

Thank JoyEastMidlands
Hamilton, New Zealand
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience Great food Well worth planning to spend time with Sally & Sasha- I must try the flounder next time Just wished I had more time

Thank markgoodman13
Thames, New Zealand
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Went with my hubby and thoroughly enjoyed our amble round these gorgeous gardens. Takes you to their own waterfall and swimming home which was divine, wish I'd had my togs with me. We had cake and coffee there first, both were excellent and the service was first class from one of the politest gentlemen owners that I've spoken to in... More 

Thank Michelle A
Auckland, New Zealand
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137 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

take the garden trip then add on the wee hike to the seven tier waterfall it is beautiful . Then enjoy a meal or cake in the cafe the food was beautiful and the hazelnut torte was to die for

Thank Molzmum
Bruges, Belgium
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Didn't expect to spend such an amount to visit those gardens but wasn't so expensive either. The place sure is beautiful and relaxing. Some people will rush through it and some will feel like staying for hours. Don't hesitate to buy duck food as they will follow you during your trip along the paths, and to go and see the... More 

Thank Superaapple
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

visited with friends on a lovely summer day but only outdoor seating on benches in the garden. Food was very average. Not a large range available.

Thank AucklandKiwis3
London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Wow what a beautiful setting. Accommodation at the Lodge was just magical. Highly recommend. Hosts were so helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Lovely extras like fresh eggs etc. We will definitely be back.

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New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

we had a lovely wander around here, my sister and i and took many photos of the lovely gardens. nice spot to picnic next time

Thank Chris M
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit and a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so. The gardens have two 'loops' and clearly marked trails to follow. If you plan ahead, take a picnic and find a quiet spot to enjoy it.

Thank tonytt7
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Great nice walk take about 45 minutes. Well maintain garden lots of effort from the owner. Worth the money.

Thank Leo L

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